File:Gonickommphone.jpg|right|thumb|350px|Larry Gonick's ''Commoners''
'''Larry Gonick''' (born 1946) is a cartoonist
best known for ''The Cartoon History of the Universe
'', a history of the world in comic book
form, which he published in installments from 1977 to 2009. He has also written ''The Cartoon History of the United States'', and he has adapted the format for a series of co-written guidebooks on other subjects, beginning with ''The Cartoon Guide to Genetics'' in 1983. The diversity of his interests, and the success with which his books have met, have together earned Gonick the distinction of being "the most well-known and respected of cartoonists who have applied their craft to unravelling the mysteries of science".
[''Drug Discovery Today,'' March 2005]